Understanding marine socio-ecological systems:
including the human dimension in Integrated Ecosystem Assessments
Jason Link, USA
David C. Smith, Australia
Olivier Thébaud, France
The focus of the symposium will be on integration and assessment across multiple ocean uses and sectors, including: fisheries, renewable energy, coastal development, oil and gas, transport, and conservation.
There will be a particular emphasis on the methodological and empirical challenges involved in including human dimensions in integrated ecosystem assessments.
The symposium will be global in scope, with a focus on regions in which integrated ocean management policies have been developing in the last two decades.